Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. But on returning home, his sailors unknowingly were carrying a disease never before known in Europe, syphilis. By 1495, the disease, called the "Great Pox," had spread across Europe, killing five million people.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit back at ridicule of his claim that Islamic explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus, accusing his Muslim critics of lacking "self-confidence".
UNESCO on Monday scuttled claims that a wreck found off Haiti was Christopher Columbus's flagship from his first voyage to the Americas after experts determined it was that of a ship from a later period.
James Reimer made 31 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night at the Air Canada Centre. The loss brought the teams streak of 7 consecutive wins at home to an end as the Maple Leafs failed to put together a complete game.
A small plane crashed into a house and started a fire in Columbus, Indiana Thursday, July, 25, 2013. The crash was only a mile away from the city’s airport. The fire sent a dark smoke cloud that covered the entire city.
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Columbus Circle is one of Manhattan's busiest intersections. A new art installation offers a different perspective on the area. Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi has built a living room around the statue of the famed explorer.
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Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Niña and the Pinta, are touring America for the purpose of educating the public about these "caravel" vessels used in the discovery of the new world.
A mix-up by an Ohio coroner's office that resulted in the cremation of the wrong child was resolved by the Franklin County Commission who approved an agreement to pay $68,000 to the distraught parents of both the deceased children.
An Ohio Coroner's Office once again mixed up two bodies. Grieving parents, who had picked out a white tuxedo to bury their son were visited by the Coroner Sunday and given the devastating news "their baby boy had mistakenly been cremated."
Agents searching for Eddie Harrington and his three children found their remains at a Columbus park Wednesday afternoon. Harrington was the focus of a manhunt after an Amber Alert was reported on the children.
Astronauts have attached the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Columbus laboratory to the International Space Stations (ISS). The Space Shuttle Atlantis ferried Columbus to the ISS along with two ESA astronauts yesterday.
Columbus Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum leaps up to grab a ball in the air on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field. The Crew capitalized on a Toronto FC mistake in the second half and hung on for a 1-0 win
Christoper Columbus arrives in America
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TFC striker Danny Koevermans is unable to get to a loose ball inside the Crew's six yard box. The Reds dominated play but could not get the equalizer before the final whistle
Koevermans collides with Gruenebaum in one of their many in-air battles for 50/50 balls on Saturday afternoon
Painless ulcer with raised edges corresponding to a primary yaws skin lesion on an infant's leg. (Papua New Guinea, 2009)